A.S. Face 1106: Michael Prisco

Face 1106Michael PriscoMichael Prisco1Well I found out I had AS about 9 yrs ago,I think i was really sick with the flu but the pain associated with it was so bad I ended up in the ER for 3 days,plus I had a body rash that no one in the Hospital had ever seen, they had taken 5 Vials of blood for some reason,made me uneasy.Well in the end they found nothing but took pictures of the rash for there records……I guess…….All through the rest of my treating the Flu my pain lvl’s got worse and worse…Bottom line was sick for 2 weeks…It sucked…..But i was still in so much pain.I could not sleep,I could hardly walk…..I was a mess for about 6 months before my mom said i should go see a Rhumy Dr.so I did….I gave the Dr. my symptoms he gave me a pamphlet that talkedabout AS,took blood and X-Rays (Which showed major flair ups in my hip areas and lower back and neck) and gave me some pain med’s along with a few other pills and told me to come back in a week………Found out I tested positive HLA-B27 and Also that my dad’s brother and an aunt of mine has it also…………………….. …………………..I battle every day to stay healthy and positive, It’s hard, some days I win, some days I lose. I’m 40 now and people look at me and can’t believe I’m sick and battle with this every day, I’m tired of no one understanding this condition and how u can look healthy but not be healthy I,m hoping A bracelet will help inform people, let them know AS is real and help me put more awareness out there, we really need it …………Well that’s my story…………………………..My beginnings with AS…….

Florida, United States of America


One Response to “A.S. Face 1106: Michael Prisco”

  1. Dear Michael,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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